Bad Science in the Developing World

Martin Robbins

Martin Robbins

Recorded on 18 April, 2012.

Published on 31 August, 2012.

Duration 1:04:03.

Martin Robbins, of the Guardian's Lay Science blog, reports on dangerous pseudo-medical practices outside the Western world, from homeopaths in East Africa to flat earthers and anti-vaccine campaigns in Nigeria.

As part of this talk, Martin will be showing video clips of his recent visits to homeopathic projects in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, shot for a film he is making with Michael Story, with support from the Wellcome Trust.

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Martin Robbins a science writer, podcaster and journalist who blogs for The Guardian (The Lay Scientist) about science, pseudoscience and the role of science in politics. He also hosts the Strange Quarks podcast with Michael Marshall.

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